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1. Posted by Sarisen (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Sarisen has indicated that this thread is about USA

Hi all,

I am trying to plan a trip to the north-east (Boston, Ny, Philadelphia, Washington) I would also like to go to Toronto and maybe Montreal aswell.

Question: I have tried to find discount airlines from Washington to Toronto, but I can't seem to find any. I have searched all the major airlines, but was wondering if there are any alternatives?

Thank you very much for your help!

2. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 11y

give southwest a try it usally is a bit cheaper. also goto and if you hadent already. have a good trip

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Hi Sarise,

I'm not 100% sure, but I think Southwest flies within the US only. Canada's low-fare carriers are WestJet and CanJet - neither of which seem to fly out of Washington. However, CanJet flies out of New York, and both airlines fly out of a handful of other American cities.

You can also check Air Canada, but I find them to be a bit too pricy.

Enjoy your trip!

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1998 posts) 11y

Cheapest way to go is by train (Amtrak) to New York, then by bus (Trailways or similar) to Toronto. If you can get a combo ticket (ability to get off then back on at New York), you can take the train all the way to Montreal, then bus to Toronto.

P.S. This question has been asked before--so search the threads.


5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1998 posts) 11y

Forgot to add. Try kayak for cheap airfares if you prefer to fly--but you will find that the routes are so short, train and bus is cheaper in this case (unless you don't want any stopovers).

6. Posted by Sarisen (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Thanks guys, I will have a look into all of them! Cheers :)

7. Posted by squash6462 (Inactive 23 posts) 11y

Do you mind driving? I've travelled virtually your same route before by car and thought it was a nice trip.

Car rental shouldn't be too expensive. I can't say for sure for where you're going, but I rented a car from Thrifty in Las Vegas 3 months ago and only paid about $20 a day.

Hope this helps :)

8. Posted by cruisegirl (Respected Member 244 posts) 11y

Some of the major airlines have lower-cost alternatives. Air Canada has Jazz and Tango, which you can access through their website. Then there's also Westjet and CanJet which service most of Canada, and have very select service to the US.